Six short films explore diverse cinematic approaches in QCinema’s Asian Shorts Program

Now a regular feature in QCinema, this specially-curated program showcases the most interesting new short films from the region, including two from the Philippines.  In exploring diverse cinematic approaches, the line-up of six shorts range from the fiction narrative to social critique and to experimental styles of filmmaking.  This section, curated by filmmaker Carlo Manatad, …

16th International Silent Film Festival Manila 2022: Celebrating the Strength of Silence

After two years of online film screenings and activities, the annual International Silent Film Festival Manila (ISFFM) is now back with in-person festivities in celebration of sixteen years of reliving rich silent film culture worldwide. This year’s serving will be joined by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Goethe-Institut Philippinen, Embassy of Italy in …

Celebrating 10: QCinema’s 2022 Edition is Guaranteed Intense

in10city, QCinema International Film Festival’s 10th edition, powers up 2022 with another impressive lineup which includes films sourced from the most prestigious festival from all around the world. Bookending the festival is the much-awaited screening of two acclaimed European films with notable performances by Filipino thespians. The Palme d’Or-winning class satire Triangle of Sadness by Ruben …

‘Nocebo,’ ‘Huesera,’ ‘Mona Lisa and The Blood Moon’ to screen at QCinema’s Midnight Series

As a special treat for lovers of genre and fantasy movies, QCinema is relaunching its Midnight Series section with three spine-tingling titles.  First introduced in 2017, the section offers chills and thrills for its late-night festival screenings. An atmospheric psychological thriller by Lorcan Finnegan, Nocebo, is the first co-production of Ireland and the Philippines, with Epic Media and Film Development …

‘Poltergeist,’ ‘Urban Myths,’ ‘Halloween Ends’ featured in Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Thrillfest

In time for this year’s Halloween, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ latest Thrillfest presents three of horror genre’s all-time greats that are best seen and experienced on the big screen. The horror films at the week-long event exclusively available at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide include “Poltergeist,” South Korea’s “Urban Myths” and “Halloween Ends.” The 1982 film “Poltergeist” …

QCinema Asian Next Wave returns after two years, features seven new titles competing for the Pylon Award

QCinema’s main competition, Asian Next Wave, makes its much-awaited return in the festival’s special 10th edition, after an absence of two years. Focusing on emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia and East Asia with less than three features, this year’s competition slate features seven new titles competing for the Pylon Award. Fresh from its world premiere in …

QCinema to screen restored classics ‘In The Mood for Love’ and Mike de Leon’s ‘Itim’ and ‘Kisapmata’

On its 10th edition, slated from November 17-26, 2022, QCinema International Film Festival celebrates the classics anew. Newly restored versions of unforgettable films by two celebrated directors will be screened in the festival.  Mike de Leon’s classic movies Itim (The Rites of May) (1976), which is also his debut feature, and Kisapmata (In the Wink of an Eye) (1981) will be screened …

#Cinemalaya2022 Reviews: ‘Bakit Di Mo Sabihin?,’ ‘Kargo,’ ‘Bula sa Langit’

‘Bakit Di Mo Sabihin?’ ReviewDirected by Real S. Florido Representation of people with disability in the most popular genre in Philippine cinema, romance. Outstanding performances from Janine Gutierrez and JC de Vera made Bakit Di Mo Sabihin? even more special. Apart from the themes it wants to present, which are the struggles of disabled persons …

Award-winning Environmental Documentary Comes Home: To Close Cinemalaya 2022

The award-winning documentary feature, “Delikado,” which draws focus on environmental crusaders who risk their lives protecting the rainforests of Palawan will finally have its Philippine premiere. The 96-minute enviro-thriller docu directed by journalist Karl Malakunas will be screened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo) on Aug. 13 at …